22 Games Like Spore

Games Like Spore
Our collection of games like Spore mixes life simulation and god games to give you a great list of titles to play if you loved Spore.

Spore offers a very unique experience due to the wide range genres it has within a single game. The core gameplay elements of this unique and popular experience though mostly involve life simulation, evolution, strategy and elements of other god games. Spore has drawn attention in particular for its huge amount of customisation which allows you to create anything you can imagine.

In Spore players take their own unique species through the chain of evolution. The gameplay of Spore is split up into several different stages of life from a single cell to a space age race. Each stage is fairly open ended as to how you achieve advancement to the next stage of evolution with aggressive and peaceful options which determine your special traits.

The games like Spore that you will find below have a focus on evolution simulation but also incorporate the other genres that are present in Spore. For fans of space exploration we have also included games like Spore’s space stage. Regardless of the game you are after, you can expect a highly sandbox focused experience from the games found here.

Games Like Spore

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StarMade

StarMade draws a lot of inspiration from the sandbox genre but takes the game into a space setting. The game is still in early stages of development but is already an amazingly fun experience. StarMade offers you an open universe to explore, in the game you’ll be able to create your own space s... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(63 votes)
endless-space

Endless Space

Endless Space is a science fiction 4X turn based strategy game that was released for Windows and Mac in 2012. The game was developed by Amplitude Studios and has drawn comparison to the Civilization series, Space Empires, Master of Orion and Alpha Centauri. Endless Space is packed full of conte... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(17 votes)
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Kerbal Space Program

The Kerbal Space Program has you leading your own space program in a sandbox environment. The game has great appeal to fans of the sandbox genre and in particular people that have an interest in space travel. The game first launched back in 2011 and has slowly been developed and improved, event... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(90 votes)
species

Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution

Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution can be considered a more detailed version of the evolution elements in Spore, focusing on simulation rather than traditional gameplay. The game captures the true essence of evolution and gives you a front row seat. The game aims to be an accurate evoluti... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(28 votes)
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Creatures Exodus

Creatures Exodus was released in 2004 as a compilation package of Creatures 3 and Docking Station. Creatures 3 was one of the most advanced and popular games in the evolution simulation series known as Creatures. Creatures 3 offers similar gameplay to previous games in the series with players h... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(14 votes)
eufloria

Eufloria

Eufloria offers strategy gameplay in an artistic wrapper. Available on a huge range of platforms the game is uniquely satisfying, relaxing and challenging. Released in 2009 for Windows and the game quickly conquered other platforms and eventually saw a HD release. Set in a space environment you... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
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SimLife: The Genetic Playground

SimLife: The Genetic Playground is an old computer game produced by Maxis in 1992. The game has the player creating their own ecosystem of fauna and flora. SimLife: The Genetic Playground is all about experimentation with genetics to design an ecosystem that is completely self-sustaining (somet... Read More »

User Score
6.5
(12 votes)
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Black & White

Black & White is a god game developed by Lionhead Studios and released back in 2001. The game also has elements from other genres though making it a very unique experience. An expansion pack and sequel were released after its success. In Black & White players take control of a number of... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(12 votes)
impossible-creatures

Impossible Creatures

Impossible Creatures lets you create your own army of strange creatures and then test them out in a real time strategy environment. The game is definitely one of the more unique experiences out there and was developed by Relic Entertainment for a 2002 release. The games plot follows the story o... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(24 votes)
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Sins of a Solar Empire

Sins of a Solar Empire is a sci-fi strategy game with 4X elements that will have you conquering a large universe with military force, economic power or diplomatic negotiations. As the game mostly involves real time strategy it presents an interesting mix between RTS and 4X gameplay. The game is... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(14 votes)
osmos

Osmos

Osmos is a relaxing puzzle game available across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. Using simple mechanics and great game design Osmos has captured plenty of praise for its enjoyable, atmospheric and eventually challenging gameplay. The premise of Osmos is simple with players advancing thro... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
flow

Flow

Flow (flOw) offers an indie experience similar to that of the first stage in Spore. The game has grown from a simple flash game into a popular past time on your PlayStation devices and PC (online and download). The gameplay of Flow is extremely simple but this also means that you will be hooked... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(17 votes)
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Creatures: The Albian Years

Creatures: The Albian Years is a re-released version of Creatures 1 and 2 which also comes with the additional Life Kits and Object Packs which add additional content to the games. The first two games in the Creatures series take place on the planet of Albia which features a variety of environm... Read More »

User Score
6.7
(15 votes)
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No Man’s Sky

Explore the vastness of space in No Man’s Sky, an action-adventure with elements of survival and exploration that lets you explore the galaxy while encountering all sorts of strange life forms. The basis for No Man’s Sky is exploration with an open universe that has billions upon bi... Read More »

User Score
4.4
(20 votes)
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Spore Hero

Spore Hero is an adventure spin-off of Spore available for the Nintendo Wii that was released in October 2009. In Spore Hero players have the same creature creating freedom of the original Spore game and there is still plenty of creature evolving to also enjoy. The game doesn’t take players thr... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(12 votes)
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Spore Hero Arena

Spore Hero Arena brings the Spore universe to the Nintendo DS and features similar gameplay to the Wii version, Spore Hero. In Spore Hero Arena players create their own hero from a vast collection of creature parts. From here you’ll take your personalised creature and explore the galaxy w... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(12 votes)
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Planetoid 3

Planetoid 3 is a simple, fun and interesting space strategy game set within a solar system. The game is published by Metalsoul Studios with music from Caelestis The game is available for $5 from the official website but there is a timed demo available so you can try out Planetoid 3 before commi... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)
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Black & White 2

Black & White 2 is a sequel to the first popular god game in the series and expands on the core gameplay with the addition of real time strategy elements. In Black & White 2 players again take on the role of a god and use their hand to interact with the game world. Interaction mostly in... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(18 votes)
cosmognia

Cosmogonia

Cosmogonia opens up an entire universe to explore, colonise and battle over. With aggressive alien races on your door step it’s a game that requires careful balance and strategy to win. Each new game in Cosmogonia allows players to select the size of the galaxy, the level of resources, game dif... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(12 votes)
evolva

Evolva

Evolva offers a unique action experience that revolves around evolution. The game was released in 2000 for Windows. In Evolva players take control of four powerful Genohunters that can alter their DNA by absorbing genes from their fallen foes. This race of Genohunters was created by humans in o... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(10 votes)
darwin-pond

Darwin Pond

Darwin Pond is a simple evolution simulation that lets you set parameters for life and watch the results evolve in front of your eyes. The game has been around since 1997 and is available for free. Darwin Pond doesn’t involve much in the way of gameplay and is more of a simulation experience. T... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(9 votes)
masterspace

Masterspace

Masterspace will have you exploring, mining and enhancing the world around you in a game that takes inspiration from the likes of Minecraft. Originally released in April 2012 and under constant development the game takes the sandbox genre into an entire universe by letting you explore space and... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(27 votes)